Norton Provider Leadership Academy | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

Norton Provider Leadership Academy

Health care is a multitrillion-dollar, complex industry that faces mounting challenges regarding access, cost, quality and consumer expectations. Health systems must adapt constantly to changes in their communities, populations, politics and reimbursement structures.

Norton Healthcare created the Norton Provider Leadership Academy to enable our clinicians to better engage with our organization as we address these issues.

Curriculum

The academy provides a highly interactive, solutions-based curriculum. Classes are designed to accommodate busy schedules and blend on-site, online and self-study modules based on current management and leadership principles.

As an academy participant, you will learn more about:

  • Leadership and influence
  • Quality
  • Teamwork
  • Health care law
  • Marketing and communications

The curriculum offers an opportunity to enhance leadership competencies and skills to dedicated providers who are interested in preparing for the future of health care. In conjunction with the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL), the academy covers various topics in each course, including:

  • The changing role of the provider leader
  • Quality improvement and measurement systems
  • Building effective teams
  • Managing provider performance
  • Negotiation
  • Collaborating with and influencing others
  • Engaging providers
  • Leading and managing strategic change

Classes are held approximately one Saturday a month and include on-site AAPL and Norton Healthcare instructor-led courses and speakers.

The Norton Provider Leadership Academy offers three tracks:

CME track: Sessions are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Certified physician executive (CPE) track: In addition to obtaining continuing medical education (CME) credits as listed above, complete the 10 on-site courses and meet all other eligibility requirements to prepare to sit for the CPE Capstone. The Capstone is the final required step in the CPE certification program. Completing it allows you to earn CPE designation, which is awarded by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM).

Master’s degree track: Complete all requirements for the 10 on-site sessions as well as any other prerequisite courses required for entrance into a master’s degree program in medical management, health care quality and safety, or business administration. You also will earn CME credits and be prepared for the CCMM certification exam.

You must complete and pass a formal online examination for all courses completed in the CPE and master’s degree tracks.

Classes are held on Saturdays approximately once a month. They include on-site AAPL and Norton Healthcare instructor-led courses and speakers.

Faculty

Norton Provider Leadership Academy classes are taught by experienced instructors who incorporate a teaching style that engages and challenges participants.

Eligibility

The Norton Provider Leadership Academy is open to physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants employed by Norton Medical Group and Norton Children’s Medical Group, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine; and physicians who provide facility-based services through exclusive contracts, such as anesthesia, emergency medicine and radiology.

As part of the application process, when you are accepted into the academy, you agree to:

  • Commit to two years of participation
  • Partner with a Norton Healthcare executive to complete a work project
  • Serve as a clinician champion working with Norton Healthcare to improve delivery of care
  • Serve as a mentor for future academy participants

Cost

Norton Healthcare pays the cost of the Norton Provider Leadership Academy when you complete the program. If you do not complete the entire program, you will be required to pay a fee.

For more information, contact:

Steven T. Hester, M.D., MBA
Division President, Provider Operations
System Chief Medical Officer
Norton Healthcare
steven.hester@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 420-2218

James M. Frazier, M.D.
Vice President Medical Affairs
Norton Healthcare
jim.frazier@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 420-2221

Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., MPH, FACP
Chief Administrative Officer
Norton Medical Group
Physician-in-Chief
Norton Cancer Institute
joseph.flynn@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 609-2091

Kim Tharp-Barrie, DNP, R.N., SANE, FNAP
System Vice President
Norton Healthcare Institute for Education and Development
kim.tharp-barrie@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 446-5809

Katherine Rogers, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, ANP-BC
System Operations Director, Advanced Practice Providers
Norton Medical Group
katherine.rogers@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 636-8004

Karen Busse, M.S., CCMEC
Director
Norton Healthcare Center for Continuing Medical, Provider and Nursing Education
karen.busse@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 446-5812

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